After reviewing all the information at IBM Connect 2016 (event formerly known as Lotusphere) I am left with somewhat mixed feelings. Let's start with the positive points:
The conference itself was great, much better than previous years. The new location is a marked improvement when compared to the Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin with a much better exhibition hall. Guests were coaxed into the exhibition hall with desserts and happy hour goodies.
From my point of view as the CEO of BCC which has been a long-term IBM Business Partner and Bronze plus sponsor at Connect 2016 there were many interesting conversations. Customers are willing to invest in their ICS collaboration infrastructure which is good.

Fortunately, the ICS community is still one of the greatest assets in the industry. Love it!
So far IBM Connect 2016 was much better than anticipated !